No regrets....no tears goodbye!
Having sold my V6 because it was just too much car (fuel) for the travelling I was doing I thought I would pitch in with my own V6 vs TS debate.
I could have kept both but as I have a W124 I saw no point.
For the V6.
It's faster, off the mark in a straight line.
Lovely sounding engine.
Power through every gear change.
Against the V6
The sound of the engine comes at a price, fuel.
Lots of fuel.
Not an every day car (this is my opinion)
Go easy round the bends, doesn't take prisoners.
For the TS
Chuckable round the bends.
Free revving comes alive after 2500rpm
Really good on fuel
On 17", feels planted.
everyday useable car.
Against the TS.
No V6 sound.
Not as fast as V6.
Cam belt change at twice the interval of the V6
Engine bay not as nice in standard form as the V6
Will not have the classic status as V6.
I've driven this car much more as an everyday car than the V6 because I haven't had to worry about fuel costs when going for a long blast.
Driving it home after picking it up from Hertfordshire, I cut across the M6 and took the A5 through to North Wales and keeping up with a boy racer (who, unlike myself, insisted on illegally overtaking at some points). At the roundabouts, I caught him and just sat behind him. I am aware that the V6 would have trounced him on the straights, and then kept going. But (like Dash in the Incredibles) where's the sport?
I've since taken it around the Wirral, simply because I can, and the free revving engine (it's got a nice exhaust note too) gives me the right amount of power I need on these type of roads.
My plan now is to sell the W124 and possibly use the funds to make this car sharper, but not necessarily faster.
In short, it will be perfect for me.
I found a phase 1 grill (?), touched it up with Matt Black Barbecue spray paint and changed the chrome one that was on there. The alloys are black as well, but on its own I think the grill looks good.